Research degrees are highly regarded by employers and academics. The essential purpose of a research programme is a period of training in research and the generation of an original piece of work.

The purpose of the Research ePortfolio is to provide a record of a student's personal development at Newcastle University. The portfolio will provide an ongoing record that can contribute towards personal growth and career planning. The ePortfolio is intended to help understand how learning can be applied to a wide range of subjects and activities. It will help to improve research and generic skills and identify opportunities for personal development.